B-52

  1. Kobalt Music Acquires B-52's Publishing Rights

    April 15, 2013 4:55 PM EDT Kobalt Music Copyrights has acquired publishing rights to the B-52’s catalog. The Athens, Ga., band saw a string of hits during the late 1970s through the '80s, including such classics as “Love Shack,” “Roam,” “Planet Claire,” “Rock Lobste ...

  2. College Radio: A Study In Success

    September 11, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Illustration by Michael Byers "It's not radio. It's college radio. There's nobody listening. Nobody. Maybe, like, three guys in a dorm somewhere." After a then-senior at Boston University Howard Stern crafted "the sin ...

  3. R.E.M. Remembrances: 31 Chart Milestones of Their 31-Year Career

    September 22, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Life's Rich Pagent Collapses Into Now: Top (From Left), REM's Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck in 1984. Below in 2011 without Bill Berry who left the band in 1997 (Top: Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage) After more than ...

  4. Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley Win Big AT CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift opened the Country Music Television awards with a skit about living out her dreams. The 19-year-old country and pop sensation went a long way toward doing just that by winning video of the year and female video of the year for "L ...

  5. No Doubt, Dave Matthews, Flo Rida Set For 'Today' Summer Series.

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT No Doubt, Dave Matthews Band, Flo Rida, Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson are among the artists scheduled to appear on NBC's "Today" show as part of the morning program's 14th annual summer concert series. No Doubt, in its fi ...

  6. Industry Vet Gary Kurfirst Dies At 61

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Gary Kurfirst, who managed such acts as the Ramones, B-52's, Eurythmics, Jane's Addiction and the Talking Heads, died Jan. 13 while on vacation in the Bahamas. He was 61. The cause of his death was unknown at deadline. Kurfirst began his ...

  7. British Music PR Giant Rob Partridge Dies

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. music industry veteran Rob Partridge has died following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 60. Partridge, born Robert John Partridge on June 2 1948, was the founder and owner of London-based music PR and artist management company Coalition ...

  8. Day26 Upends Danity Kane To Debut At No. 1

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One "Making the Band" act replaces another at the summit of The Billboard 200, as Day26's self-titled debut bumps Danity Kane's "Welcome to the Dollhouse" from No. 1. The new Bad Boy album moved 190,000 copies this we ...

  9. Keys Climbs, Mars Is High And Bullet Flies

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alica Keys' "As I Am" skips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a small gain, pushing last week's chart-topper, the "Juno" soundtrack, to No. 2 ... the Mars Volta and Bullet for My Valentine arrive in the top five ...

  10. B-52's Back In Action With Buick Deal

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV commercial that begins airing Sept. 19. The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV c ...

  11. B-52's Back In Action With Buick Deal

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV commercial that begins airing Sept. 19. The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV c ...

  12. Beat Box

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philip Larsen's Grammy Award win catapults him into juggling a series of projects with such acts as Sham Rock and the B-52's. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Philip Larsen's Grammy Award win catapults him into juggling a series ...

  13. Rhino, Verizon In Exclusive Ringtones Pact

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mobile-phone owners get access to label's catalog. Rhino Records is going mobile. The Burbank, Calif.-based subsidiary of Warner Music Group has teamed with Verizon Wireless to deliver exclusive ringtones from Rhino's catalog of '80 ...

  14. Rhino, Verizon In Exclusive Ringtones Pact

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mobile-phone owners get access to label's catalog. Rhino Records is going mobile. The Burbank, Calif.-based subsidiary of Warner Music Group has teamed with Verizon Wireless to deliver exclusive ringtones from Rhino's catalog of '80 ...

  15. WMG Drops Catalog Prices

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a move merchandisers praised, the new ownership of Warner Music Group is lowering the cost on 1,776 titles, the largest devaluation in WEA's 33-year history. In a move merchandisers praised, the new ownership of Warner Music Group is lower ...

  16. NARAS Campaign Tackles Downloads

    February 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the continuing war against digital pirates, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) will introduce an educational campaign against illegal downloading during the 48th annual Gra In the continuing war against digital pirates, ...